Roman Lagynos with Dionysiac Scene
An ancient Roman pottery Lagynos, a wine pitcher, mold-made with a Dionysiac scene on the shoulder in which Dionysus reclines leaning on a Satyr with Silenos before him. Oneach side draped Meanads cavort. The neck is in the form of the head of a meanad with ivy and berries in her hair.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Formerly in the collection of professor and Mrs. Sid Port, acquired Superior Galleries, Fine Antiquities auction, June 9, 1993, lot 333; subsequently, Christie's, New York, June 12, 2002, lot 212.